There are no new recommendations to the department in this report. The department has four outstanding recommendations, all of which have been outstanding for more than three years, and none are ready for assessment.
The department has implemented two outstanding recommendations:
- implementing an enterprise risk-management framework—see page 40
- improving processes over travel, meals and hospitality expenses—see page 41
We issued an unqualified independent auditor’s report on the 2019–2020 financial statements for the Access to the Future Fund. The Access to the Future Fund was dissolved on December 5, 2019.
Post-secondary Institutions Report Card
We will report separately on the results of our 2019–2020 audits of 20 public post-secondary institutions, and will update our annual Report Card on the post-secondary institutions’ financial reporting processes and controls when those audits are complete.
In our Report on Post-secondary Institutions (December 2019), we issued seven new recommendations to post-secondary institutions. Four outstanding recommendations were implemented. There are 12 outstanding recommendations, two of which have been outstanding for more than three years. Four are ready for assessment.